Mammograms save lives!

North Idaho woman says screening caught breast cancer early Nearly 10 years ago, Sheri Meidinger went to the doctor for an appointment to check on a painful knee. The medical staff asked her if she wanted to get a mammogram as part of their routine with patients. Sheri remembered it…

Opening Books. Opening Doors

Part of a well-rounded education includes helping students become caring, considerate, confident citizens of the world. Books about emotion and social-emotional issues can help kids think deeply about feelings and social issues. It is critical to introduce early learners to social-emotional topics. Seven Social-Emotional Books have been designated that touch…

Class of 2021 – Focus on Graduation

College Choices Available in Coeur d’Alene It’s now easier than ever to get a college degree and not even leave North Idaho.  Whether you’re in high school, about to graduate from high school, or you’ve been out of school for many years, there’s lots of higher education opportunities in our…

Popular Programs at Your Library Network

Your Community Library Network serves Kootenai County, west Shoshone County, and beyond with virtual programs and over one hundred videos on YouTube and Facebook. Video content helps create a sense of community even in a time of physical distance. From storytime sessions to craft tutorials, and a lighthearted introduction to…

Get Ready for Winter!

Cold weather is just around the corner! Don’t forget to get your house prepared for the cooler months ahead!  Here are some home maintenance ideas to help keep your home operating in peak condition all winter long: Check foundation for cracks and caulk around the areas where necessary to prevent…

Cool Covid Contest

Clay figures, hatching chicks, painting, making ebelskivers, learning to ride a bike, horse, and quad roller skate were just a few of the skills demonstrated during our Cool Covid Contest held last spring. Dozens of entries in different age categories earned gift cards sponsored by Jeff Smith / Insurance Northwest…

New Museum!

On November 16, 2019, the Museum of North Idaho moved a 116 year old home from 8th & Sherman to 8th & Young, where it will serve as the centerpiece for a new museum. Everyone keeps asking, when will the J.C. White house be open? There is necessary construction to…

Important deadlines for 2021 High School Seniors

NOW is the time to apply for financial aid & scholarships for the 2021/2022 school year. Federal, State, and individual college deadlines vary widely. Most counselors recommend applying for federal financial aid with the FAFSA even if you think you won’t qualify, or you think you won’t need the aid.…

Love affair

Start a love affair, with yourself. Find (what you consider) your faults charming instead. You are a miracle – one in 7.7 billion people in the world. You are lucky to be alive: here, now. Step into your greatness. Answer your unique calling. If you need confirmation, validation or permission,…

Indicators for Home Health

Your patients are different – so are their medical conditions, treatments, and needs. Home health professionals are specially trained to deliver high-quality care to patients that helps them recover and regain strength, health, and independence. Our professional nurses, therapists, and social workers treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing…

Parenting Classes and Support from ICARE

ICARE is a strengths-based child development & school readiness program. We offer parenting classes and child sexual abuse prevention workshops using evidence based curriculum to families in Kootenai County. “Change the course of your parenting today, and change the course of your family history for generations to come.” Nurturing Fathers…

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands!

Parents have been telling their children to wash their hands for generations. The results are less than impressive. Worldwide, only 19 percent of kids wash their hands after going to the bathroom. Dr. Nicole Odom with Heritage Health said parents should continue to emphasize proper handwashing with their children. “Set…

Annual January “Must Do” List

It’s not a New Years Resolution, but making the completion of this list an annual January habit will set your year on the right track to help you avoid costly, frustrating, or time consuming misses. Check your Credit Score: Most online sources give you one annual check for no charge.…

Prevent, Promote, Protect

North Idaho – Preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment are at the heart of what Panhandle Health District (PHD) provides the community. Over 40 different public health programs at PHD are available to families, individuals and organizations. From food and drinking water safety to health education and…